Russia expects positive answer from the UN to participate in the Congress in Sochi


VIENNA, 27 Jan. /TASS./ Russia expects a positive decision of the UN Secretary General on invitation of the UN to take part in the Congress of the Syrian national dialogue in Sochi. This was stated in the night from Friday to Saturday, the TASS Director of the Department of Middle East and North Africa Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin.

“In connection with an important statement of the special envoy of the UN Secretary General to Syria Staffan de Mistura in Vienna Russia is awaiting the decision of the UN Secretary General about the positive response to the invitation of the UN to take part in the Congress of the Syrian national dialogue in Sochi,” – said the diplomat.

Earlier, the representative of the opposition Syrian negotiation Committee (UPC) Firas al-Kaldi , the UPC took the decision to refuse participation in the Congress of the Syrian national dialogue, which will be held in Sochi on 29-30 January.

On the convening of the January 29-30 Congress of the Syrian national dialogue in Sochi, it was announced held in Astana in December, the meeting of the States – guarantors of a ceasefire in Syria (Russia, Iran and Turkey). On the forum we will talk about the development of new Syrian Constitution on the basis of its holding elections under UN auspices.

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